BINTANG BETAWI Batavia (Jakarta) – Saturday Edition, May 14, 1904


Looking for a Partner in Russia

Every year, on Epiphany Day (Drie Koningen) in Klui City not far from Russia (Rusland), there will be an exhibition (tentoonstelling) of single women who want to get married. Like merchandise, these women would line up along the city's main avenues and walk to the church there. In order to attract the attention of the men, they wear the finest clothes and jewelry, and also bring various things that they would take with them when they are married. If a man is interested, he will approach a woman, talk to her and make acquaintances. Then, the man will go to the parents of the woman and propose their daughter.

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